The Never Ending Story at Arnos Vale Cemetery

DOORS: 17:30 | FILM STARTS 17:50

Bristol Film Festival is returning to Arnos Vale Cemetery this March for two nights of films that put a twist on fairytale fantasy! Join them after dark in Bristol’s very own necropolis – make your way through this historic graveyard to the beautiful Anglican Chapel and take your seat for the show.

The first film is the exceptionally 80s fan fave The Never-ending Story, which was the most expensive film ever made outside the USA and USSR upon release. Whether you wore your VHS out as a child or discovered it thanks to Stranger Things, there’s no denying the enduring cult status of this story-within-a-story, chronicling the struggle to save Fantasia from The Nothing within the pages of a magical book; while the extensive (and expensive!) special effects may have dated, the power of its imagination hasn’t faded at all.

1984 | U | 94 mins

Sheltering from bullies, Bastian is introduced to a mysterious book, which tells the story of the kingdom of Fantasia. With the Princess gravely ill, and a malevolent force called The Nothing encroaching on the kingdom, the young warrior Atreyu embarks on a journey to save his homeland from destruction.

Contains mild scary and emotional scenes


The magnificently restored Anglican Chapel, located in the heart of Arnos Vale Cemetery, has become a firm favourite with our audiences. Enjoy a range of atmospheric films, from family-friendly comedies to chilling horror, in the dramatic surroundings of this Victorian Garden Cemetery.

Age restrictions: 8+

Adult £16
Child (under 18) £9
Concession (Student | Over 65 | Blue Light Card) £13
Group of 6 (Start your evening with a fascinating tour of Arnos Vale Cemetery, discovering more about the venue’s history, before enjoying a private drinks reception in the venue’s Spielman Centre. Your group will receive reserved seating in an optimum location with complimentary snacks to enjoy during the film.) £180
Additional group ticket (Can only be bought as add on to an existing group of 6) £30
Registered Carer (For carers accompanying a disabled guest. Documents demonstrating eligibility may be required) Free
1x Ticket & Two Belly Deli Box (Enjoy 3 different cheeses, along with an artisan chutney and crackers, as a perfect complement to your wine tasting.) £31

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How to get there


  • Baby changing
  • Child friendly (0-16)
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible

On the day

No parking at Arnos Vale Cemetery unless disabled access is required. Nearby street parking is available.

Bus services 1, X39, 57, 178 and 349 stop outside the Bath Road gates.

Bike racks can be found by the East Lodge and by the café in the Spielman Centre.

Please contact Bristol Film Festival for further information about accessibility at this venue.

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How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 28 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 28 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

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